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Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 19 



EOSTEE OF THE FEEEMASON'S LODGE PHILA- 
DELPHIA NO. 2, OP THE MODBENS. 

Warranted by Benjamin Franklin, September 5th, 1749. 

Compiled from the original Records by Julius F. Sachse. 

On September 23, 1743, the Right Honorable John 
"Ward, Grand Master of England, nominated Thomas 
Oxnard, of Boston, Provincial Grand Master (as was 
supposed at the time), of all North America, who on the 
tenth of July, 1749, appointed Benjamin Franklin, Provin- 
cial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, with authority to 
appoint other Grand Officers, hold a Grand Lodge, issue 
warrants, etc. 

On the fifth of September, 1749, the first Grand Lodge 
under this warrant was held at the house of Brother Henry 
Pratt, known as the " Royal Standard," on Market Street 
near Second, Grand Master Franklin having appointed Dr. 
Thomas Bond, Deputy Grand Master ; Joseph Shippen, P. 
G. M., Senior Grand Warden; Philip Syng, P. G. M., 
Junior Grand Warden; William Plumstead, P. G. M., 
Grand Treasurer ; and Daniel B3'les, Grand Secretary. 

Among the important actions taken by this Grand Lodge, 
was the granting of a warrant for a new Lodge, which for 
a time was known as the " First Lodge," as its charter was 
the first to be granted under the new regime in Pennsyl- 
vania. Franklin's term, however, as Provincial Grand Mas- 
ter, under the Oxnard dispensation was of short duration, 
as at the Communication of the Grand Lodge, held March 
13, 1750, William Allen, Esq., then the Recorder of the 
City of Philadelphia, presented to the Grand Lodge a 
Commission direct from the Grand Master of All England, 
appointing him Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, 
which was at once recognized. 



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Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



Henceforth our new Lodge assumed its proper place in 
the roster as No. 2; St. John's Lodge being No. 1, and the 
Tun Tavern Lodge No. 3, all holding their meetings in the 
Freemason's Lodge in Lodge alley. 

The Treasurer's Ledger of this old Provincial Lodge has 
lately been found among the Archives at the Masonic 
Temple in Philadelphia, giving the names of the members 
and their financial standing, together with the general 
finances of the Lodge. The entries begin on St. John's day, 
December 27, 1749, and end with December 27, 1763. 

A careful transcript has been made of the names of th« 
various members as they appear upon the yellowed pages ; 
together with their Masonic record, and where no record is 
given, it is taken for granted that they were original or 
charter members. 



Arnold, George 

Austall, Robert Elected 

Initiation, 
Appoen, Samuel 
Allicock, Joseph 
Adlam, Joseph 
Anderson, William 
Allen, William 
Anderson, Ephriam 
Ayers, William 
Allen, John Holder 



Made a Mason Feby. 13, 1750. 

Jany. 31, 1750/1, Died before 

Made a Mason April 20, 1755. 

" " " Dec. 1755. 

" " " March 1, 1757. 

" " « May 28, 1759. 

" " " April 25, 1763. 



it a 



June 1, 1763. 
Dec. 3, 1762. 



Bartholemew, Austin 
Ball, William 
Blair, James 
Benning, William 
Bowman, Ephriam 
Bayly, John 
Barnes, William 
Brozer, Nicholas 
Brewster, John 



Admitted a Member April 9, 1759. 
Made a Mason Jany. 9, 1750/1. 



June 24, 1752. 



July 31, 1754. 
June 24, 1754. 



Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



21 



Brice, Thomas 
Black, Robert 
Biddle, James 
Bedford, Thomas 
Brown, Joseph 
Bayard, James 
Bradford, Cornelius 
Bevan, George 
Barns, William 
Burrows, John 
Billinge, James 
Berry, John 
Brown, Henry 
Burt, Thomas 
Budden, "William 
Brickland, Philip 
Bevan, Davis 
Banks, Richard 
Burk, Thomas 
Bishop, John 
Barns, William 
Boyer, Jacob 
Bomiin, Gouse 
Biddle, Edward 
Backhouse, Richard 
Bridges, Capt George 
Bonham, Ephraim 



Raised to third degree Dec. 16, 1754. 

Made a Member July 14, 1755. 

Passed to second Degree May 31, 1756. 

Made a Mason July 6, 1756. 

" « " Nov. 29, 1756. 

Passed to Second degree April 16, 1757. 

Made a Mason June 27, 1757. 

" " " Dec. 26, 1757. 

" " " March 13, 1758. 

" " " Feby. 26, 1759. 

" " " " 28, 1759. 

" " " Dec. 31, 1759. 

Passed to second degree Jany. 9, 1760. 

Made a Mason Feby. 5, 1760. 

" " " Nov. 24, 1760. 

" " « Dec. 29, 1760. 

" " " Oct. 20, 1761. 

" " " Dec. 1, 1761. 

" " " Feby. 9, 1762. 

Admitted Jany. 30, 1758. 

Made a Mason June 4, 1762. 

" " " June 16, 1762. 

" " " March 29, 1763. 

" " " April 29, 1763. 

" « " Sept. 26, 1763. 

1749. 



Bayard, John Passed to second Degree April 25, 1767. 



Clamper, W" 
Craig (Crage), W"" 
Cotton, John 
Copeland, Jonathan 
Cowman, Dr Atwood 
Carpenter, Jasper 
Clarkson, John Esq. 
Campbell, W" 



Made a Member Sept. 26, 1750. 

" " " Dec. 17, 1754. 

Raised to 3* Degree Dec. 16, 1754. 

Made a Mason Oct. 18, 1755. 

Raised to Master Oct. 25, 1756. 

Made a Mason March 14, 1757. 

" " " April 11, 1767. 

" " " April 11, 1757. 



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Chancellor, Samuel 
Clark, John 
Carson, Robert 
Clarkson, Gerardus 
Call, Ebenezer 
Coleman, Jacob 
Cronwell, Thomas 
Clutz, Lewis 
Clerk, Robert 
Craighead, George 
Corse, Isaac 
Clark, Jeremiah 
Clague, Edward 
Craig, Capt. James 
Clark, Thomas 

Durham, Charles 
Dewees, Farmer 
Downer, John 
Dove, Thomas 
Dill, Solomon 
Donnell, Nathan 
Denny, William 
Davis, Samuel Dr. 
Dannills, George 
Dexter, James 
Dennis, Patrick 
Downer, John 



Made a Mason April 11 

" " " Sept. 19 

" <' " Feby. 23 

Made passed & raised Nov. 20 

Made a Mason Sept. 14 

" " " April 30 

Passed to 2 Degree Sept. 11 

Made a Mason Jany. 7 

Passed to second degree Jany. 7 

Admitted a Member April 28 

Made a Member March 30 

Made a Mason Nov. 13 

Raised to 3* degree Aug. 8 

Made a Mason June 14 

" " " June 27 



Made a Mason Dec. 3 

" " " March 28 

Passed to Fellow Craft June 28 

Made a Mason Jany. 12 

Made a Mason Aug. 28 

Raised to Master July 26 

Made a Mason Nov. 8 

Raised to 3'' degree Dec. 27 

" " 3" " Feby. 12 

Made a Mason Dec. 19 

" " " April 9 



1757. 
1757. 
1761. 
1757. 
1758. 
1759. 
1759. 
1760. 
1760. 
1760. 
1761. 
1760. 
1763. 
1763. 
1763. 

1762. 
1763. 
1762. 
1756. 
1754. 
1756. 
1756. 
1766. 
1760. 
1760. 
1761. 



Evans, Caleb Made a Mason in Extra Lodge Dec. 18, 1753. 
England, Daniel Made a Mason Dec. 26, 1753. 



Erenseller, Jacob 
Ent (End), Daniel 
Ellis, Joseph 
Edwards, John 
Eyres, William 



July 11, 1757. 

Sept. 12, 1757. 

July 27, 1761. 

Jany. 31, 1763. 



Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



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Fisher, Thomas December, 1749. 

Festus, Jacob Made a Mason Aug. 28, 1751. 

Faulkner, Nathaniel 

Fabre, Bartholemew Raised to third Degree Jany. 31, 1757. 
Fisher, Thomas (Carpenter) Passed to second Degree May 

30, 1757. 
Falconer, "William Made a Mason July 27, 1761. 

Ford, John Admitted a Member Aug. 10, 1761. 

Forster, Henry Made a Mason Dec. 26, 1763. 



Guishard, Joseph 
Grovers, Christopher 
Ghiselin, William 
Gerrard, William 
Gibbons, James 
Greenway, William 
Greenway, Joseph 
Gignallet, John 
Gregory, Thomas 
Gibson, Capt. John 
Gass, John 
Gittens, Joshua 
Gray, Robert 
Gardner, Capt. William 

Guillot, 

Goggin, Capt. John 
Griffith, Samuel 
Green, Samuel 

Hunt, Glover 
Hunlock, Bowman 
Harriss, William 
Hall, Richard 
Hughes, Caleb 
Hayes, William 
Hughes, John 
Hvinter, Peter 



Made a Mason May 24, 1753. 

" " " August, 1752. 

" " " (1754?). 

Made a Member Nov. 20, 1754. 

" " Mason Dec 11, 1754. 

" " " Sept., 8, 1755. 

Raised to third Degree Sept. 26, 1757. 

Made a Mason Oct. 14, 1758. 

" " " Nov. 13, 1760. 

'< " " July 27, 1761. 

" " " Jany. 25, 1762. 

" " " March 29, 1762. 

" " " March 29, 1762. 

'■' " " March 1, 1763. 

" " " July 25, 1763. 

a '< " Nov. 26, 1759. 

" " " April 15, 1757. 



Raised to M. M. June 24, 1751. 

Made a Mason April 29, 1752. 
" " " Aug. 28, 1754. 
" " " Feby. 29, 1753. 
" " " Aug. 11, 1755. 
" " " Sept. 8, 1755. 



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Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



Harding, James. Made a Mason July 12, 1756. 

Hatton, Peter " " " ISTov. 8, 1756. 

Hassell, Samuel " " " Nov. 29, 1756. 

Hardie, Robert " " " May 30, 1757. 

Hamilton, Alexander Raised to third degree, Dec. 16, 1757. 
Howard, Robert Made a Mason Not. 13, 1760. 



Harrison, Joseph (of the 


Jerseys) " 


u 


a 


July 27, 1761. 


Hodgson, Joseph 


<i 


a 


a 


Oct. 30, 1761. 


Harrison, William 


i( 


u 


a 


Oct. 20, 176i. 


Hilborn, Miles 


u 


u 


a 


Jany. 31, 1763. 


Hill, John 


(( 


n 


a 


Sept. 26, 1763. 


Howell, John Ladd 


(1 


ii 


a 


Sept. 26, 1763. 


Howard, John 


(( 


li 


a 


Dec. 26, 1763. 


Harrison, Joseph 


a 


a 


a 


Aug. 29, 1763. 


Howell, Abraham 


« 


li 


a 


Nov. 28, 1763. 


Hog, Richard 


ti 


a 


u 


July 30, 1759. 


Holaron, Lawrence 


« 


it 


(( 


Oct. 10, 1759. 


Jones, Doughty 


(( 


n 


(( 


Nov. 30, 1750. 


Janett, Thomas M"^ 


n 


a 


« 


1752. 


Johnston, James 


« 


« 


a 


April 15, 1757. 


Jenkins, George 


« 


« 


a 


June 27, 1757. 


Joel, Thomas 


(( 


« 


a 


Dec. 31, 1759. 


Jackson, William 


u 


u 


a 


Feby. 6, 1760. 


Johns, William 


(C 


li 


a 


March 28, 1763 


Jago, Edward 


(( 


a 


a 


April 24, 1758. 


TTnight, John 








1749. 


TTnight, Henry 


Made a '. 


Mason Jany. 7, 1755. 


Kerne, Jacob 










Knight, Peter 


a 




(( 


May 10, 1766. 


Kuhl, Mark 


« 




« 


April 11, 1757. 


Keen, Reynold 


(1 




a 


July 25, 1757. 


Knott, John 


a 




a 


May 26, 1760. 


Ki'dd, William 


(( 




a 


Dec. 27, 1760. 



^ See McJanett, Thomas. 



Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



25 



Kennedy, 

East, Martin 
Kerlin, William 
Kieft, Thomas 
Kinsey, Thomas 

Leacock, John 
Leech, Joseph 
Leach, James 
Leach, Thomas 
Lang, Samuel 
Lawrance, Nathiel 
Lukens, John 
Lavvson, John 
Lukens, Daniel 
Lone, James 
Lewis, John 
Lloyd, Robert 



Admitted a Member April 12, 1762. 

Made a Mason June 4, 1762. 

" " " June 16, 1762. 

" " " Jany. 10, 1763. 

" " " June 1, 1763. 



Made a Mason June 24, 1754. 

" « " Dec 26, 1757. 

« u u jSTov. 8, 1766. 

" « " Dec. 13, 1756. 

" " " Feby. 4, 1759. 

" « « Oct. 14, 1758. 

" " " Feby. 26, 1769. 

Passed to Second Degree Sep. 11, 1759. 

Made a Mason March 28, 1763. 

" " " June 1, 1763. 



McJanett, Thomas Passed to second Degree Feby. 12, 1751/2. 
Mathers, John 

McFarson, John Passed to Second Degree Feby. 27, 1760/1. 
Moore, William Made a Mason August 28, 1761. 

Monteigue, Samuel Made " Master & Member" Dec. 27, 1763. 



Mitchel, Joshua 
Morgan, Morris 
Moncreiff, John 
Moore, John 
Mellows, Philip 
Martin, George 
Meyrs, James 
Ming [Meng] , Woolre 
Marsh, James. 
Milnor, Isaac 
Mease, James 
Maw, Orank 
Miller, Magnus 



Made a Mason March, 1755. 

Made a Member Jany. 29, 1755. 

Initiated ISTov. 29, 1756. 

Raised to third Degree Dec. 8, 1756. 

Made a Mason June 21, 1755. 

" " " Aug. 8, 1757. 

" » « Oct. 14, 1758. 

«■ " " Dec. 25, 1758. 

" " " Jany. 9, 1759. 

Admitted a Member Jany. 9, 1759. 

Made a Mason June 18, 1760. 

Raised to third Degree April 29, 1760. 

Made a Mason Nov. 26, 1769. 



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Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



Manning, John 
Moore, Allen, 
Mullan, Robert 
Meyer, Isaac 
McCullom, James 
Murphy, Francis 
McFun, WiUiam 
Mitchell, John 
Mclfeir, Andrew 
Marks, Levi 



Made a Mason Sept. 15, 1761. 

" " " Oct. 20, 1761. 

Admitted a Member March 29, 1762. 

Made a Mason June 4, 1762. 

" " " March 1, 1763. 
" " " March 29, 1763. 
« " " April 25, 1763. 
Passed to Second Degree ITov. 21, 1755. 
Raised to 3* Degree June 14, 1762. 
McDowell, Alexander Made a Member March 31, 1755. 



Nicholson, George 
Nelms, Nathaniel 



Admitted a Member Feby. 23, 1761. 
Made a Mason Sept. 17, 1761. 



Owen, George 
Osborn, Jonas 
Osborne, Samuel 
Ozeland, John 
Oldman, Samuel 
Ogden, William 



1750. 

Member prior to 1751. 

Passed to Second Degree Nov. 21, 1755. 

Made a Mason May 26, 1760. 

« " " June 14, 1763. 

" " " Nov. 28, 1763. 



Poison, AVilliam 
Parker, Joseph 
Poole, "William 
Parish, John 
Pain, Preston 
Perdue, Stephen 
Pines, John 
Patterson, Robert 
Pine, Benjamin 
Penrose, Joseph 
Phile, Frederick 
Powell, Thomas 
Philipson, William 
Price, William 
Place, William 



Made a Mason Aug. 28, 1751. 

" " " Sept. 25, 1751. 

Passed to Second degree April 25, 1757. 

Made a Mason Sept. 19, 1757. 

" " " Sept. 27, 1757. 

Raised to third Degree Oct. 14, 1758. 

Made a Mason Nov. 27, 1758. 







Janj^ 9, 1760 






April 28, 1760, 






Nov. 13, 1760. 






Dec. 29, 1760 






Dec. 29, 1760. 






Sept. 17, 1761, 



Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



27 



Philips, John jr. 
Phipps, Thomas 
Price, John 
Pratt, Mathew 



Made a Mason Dec. 1, 1761. 



a u 



" April 26, 1762. 
" March 28, 1763. 



Rouse, Emanuel 

Rice, "William Made a Mason Nov. 30, 1750. 

Rawlinson, Robert " " « March 27, 1751. 

Redmond (Redman), Joseph « " " Feby. 29, 1754. 
Roberson, Francis (Robbortson) Admitted F. C. March 14, 

1753. Raised June 24, 1753. 
Rowen, James Made a Member Sept. 25, 1754. 

Reese, John " " " Sept. 19, 1755. 

Ritchie, Peter Passed to Second Degree April 15, 1757. 

Made a Mason July 25, 1757. 
" " " Jany. 9, 1759. 



Russil, Il^athaniel 
Reed, John 
Robinson, James 
Robeson, Thomas 
Riche, John 
Rolfe, Captain John 
Robeson, Edward 
Reading, Thomas 
Reynolds, David 
Renton, James 
Rudolph, Joseph 



" " " April 10, 1758. 

" " « Feby. 5, 1760. 

" " " Jany. 5, 1760. 

" " " March 30, 1761. 

Raised to 3* Degree Sept. 17, 1761. 

Made a Mason March 29, 1762. 

" " " June 25, 1759. 

Admitted a Member June 14, 1762. 

Made a Mason Nov. 28, 1763. 

Dec. 27, gone to New York. 



Skinner, Abram 

Sheed, William 

Stillwaggon, John Made a Mason April 24, 1751. 

Shano, Isaac " " " Aug. 14, 1751. 

Snider, Christian " " " Feby. 12, 1752. 

Smith, James " " " Sept. 11, 1754. 

Salter, Elisha Made a Master and Member of this lodge Not 

Made a Mason in this lodge, June 26, 1764. 
Shute, WilUam Made a Member Dec. 16, 1755. 

Shute, Samuel " " Mason Sept. 29, 1765. 

Shute, John Passed to Second Degree April 15, 1757. 



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Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



Southcot, Richard Made a Mason June 13, 1757. 

Schryver, Elias " " " Aug. 8, 1757. 

Scott, Nathaniel " " " Aug. 8, 1757. 

Sceaman, Richard Raised to third degree Sept. 26, 1757. 
Sharman (Sherman), Cornelius Made a Mason Sept. 14, 1758. 



Stevenson, George 
Stanley, William 
Smith, Samuel 
Sellers, William 
Stamper, Thomas 
Stakes, Benjamin 
Stevenson, Edmund 
Scull, Joseph 
Smith, John 
Seyre, Henry 
Stevenson, James 
Sanderson, Robert 
Smith, William 
Shute, Barnaby 
Steel, James 
Shobl, Jacob 
Smith, David 

Townsend, Joseph 
Tanner, Benjamin 
Trump, Levi 
Taylor, Richard 



Jany. 9, 1760. 

Feby. 5, 1760. 

May 26, 1760. 

Nov. 24, 1760. 

Nov. 26, 1759. 

Admitted a Member Feby. 23, 1761. 

Made a Mason Jany. 27, 1761. 

Made and passed Nov. 14, 1759. 

Made a Mason Sept. 17, 1761. 

Made a Mason & passed June, 30, 1761. 

Made a Mason July 27, 1761. 

Oct. 1, 1761. 

Dec. 9, 1760. 

Feby. 9, 1762. 

Feby. 22, 1762. 

June 4, 1762, 



Made a Mason Sept. 29, 1765. 

" " « Aug. 8, 1757. 

" " « Feby. 25, 1760. 

Admitted as a Member June 8, 1761. 



Van Bebber, Henry 
Van der Velden, Isaac 
Vanlaer, Branson 
Viney, Jacob (Vining) 

Wooton, Thomas Spring 
Warner, Joseph 
Webster, Samuel 
Winder, Edmund 



Made a Mason March 14, 1757. 

" « « May 26, 1760. 

" " " July 25, 1763. 

Made a Member Jany. 9, 1750/1. 

Made a Mason June 14, 1763. 
previous to 1749. 



Roster of the Freemason's Lodge. 



29 



Wineing, Jacob 

Walcot, How Eare Made a Mason Oct. 25, 1Y56. 

Walker, Richard " " " Feby. 14, 1757. 

Woulfe, John Raised to Master Maaon March 14, 1757. 



Made a Mason Aug. 29, 1757. 
Admitted a Member April 16, 1758. 
Made a Member Feby. 5, 1760. 
" " Mason June 18, 1760. 
" " " Jany. 27, 1761. 
« « « Dec. 29, 1760. 

White, James Thomas Blanch Admitted a Member Nov. 9, 
1761. 



Ward, Henry 
Williams, John 
Wells, John 
White, John 
Watson, John 
Warner, John 



West, Charles 
Wingood, Samuel 
Witacre, Henry 
Walsh, James 
Whitebread, William jr. 
Wharton, William 
Welder, Samuel Stainsbury 



Made a Mason Oct. 30, 1761. 
« « « Sept. 15, 1761. 
« " " Jany. 25, 1762. 
" " " March 1, 1763. 
u u « April 29, 1763. 
" " " May 30, 1763. 
Admitted July 11, 1763.